Gary Busey

Gary Busey

  1. Actor

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June 29, 1944
United States
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In the Beginning

Gary Busey was born on June 29, 1994, in Goose Creek, Texas. However, he grew up in Oklahoma. His parents were Delmar Lloyd, who worked as a construction worker and Sadie Virginia, who was a homemaker. Busey graduated in 1962 from the Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He did start out as a professional musician and was a talented drummer. He played in a couple of bands with a few legends such as Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and Kris Kristofferson.

Career Accomplishments

Busey made his firm film appearance in a low-budget film called “Angels Hard as They Come” that came out in 1971. As the years went by Busey continued to land film roles. Usually starring as characters that were rebellious, country hicks or rednecks, or surly. Busey didn’t get his first real chance for fame until he played the lead role as Buddy Holly in the movie “The Buddy Holly Story” in 1978. Not only did Busey show off his talent for guitar, but also his singing vocals too. Due to his excellent performance, he received a Best Actor Nomination. This got the attention of Hollywood overcasting agents to pay attention to Busey. He did join up with a couple of younger actors Jan-Michael Vincent and William Katt. They played a group of friends who surfed and grew up together in the film “Big Wednesday” which aired in 1978. Unfortunately, Busey did go through a period where he appeared in mediocre films that took him away from the center stage for a few years.

Most Known For

Busey got to play a brutal assassin named Mr. Joshua in “Lethal Weapon” which came out in 1987. He was able to get stronger roles and played Danny Glover in “Predator 2” which came out in 1990. Busey also starred in another movie “Point Break” in 1991. Busey did an amazing performance as a crazy Navy Officer, who was conspiring with terrorists in the popular film “Under Siege” that came out in 1992.

Where Is He Now?

Busey has continued to maintain a strong presence in front of the cameras despite his setbacks. A minor cult has even been formed amongst his film fans. Busey is also the proud father of the talented actor Jake Busey.

Gary Busey Net Worth

Net Worth
Net Worth in 2021 $500 Thousand
Annual Earnings N/A
Assets N/A

Gary Busey Profile

Basic Info
Full Real Name Gary Busey
Date of Birth
June 29, 1944
Age 77
Birthday 29-Jun
Yers of Birth 1944
Nick Name N/A
Family Name Busey
Birth Place Baytown, TX
Residence Malibu, California
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Country United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity American Indian descent
Religion Christian

The wife of Busey, Judy Helkenberg, gave birth to their son William Jacob “Jake” Busey in 1971. When Jake was 19 years old, Judy and Busey divorced. Busey also has a daughter called Alectra who comes from a past relationship. Busey’s fiancée, Steffanie Sampson, gave birth to their son Luke Sampson Busey in February 2010. Busey suffered a severe motorcycle accident on December 4, 1988. He was not wearing a helmet at the time and suffered a fractured skull. There was a real fear that Busey could suffer permanent brain damage due to his injury. While filming Celebrity Rehab during its second season in 2008, Busey had been referred to the psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy. Sophy has suspicions the brain injury had a bigger effect on Busey than he first realized. Busey described it as his mental “filters” weakening. This caused him to act and speak impulsively. Sophy soon recommended Busey take some valproic acid to help, and Busey agreed. Busey announced to the public he was Christian in 1996 stating: "I am proud to tell Hollywood I am a Christian. For the first time, I am now free to be myself." In 1997, Busey kept having recurring nosebleeds. He had to undergo surgery and had a cancerous tumor the size of a golf ball removed from his sinus cavity. After the surgery, he had to undergo radiation therapy.

Personal Life
Marital Status Dating
Partner Steffanie Sampson (2008-present)
Spouse Judy Helkenberg (1968-1990), Tiani Warden (1996-2001)
No Of Children 3
Son(s) Jake Busey, Luke Sampson Busey
Daughter(s) Alectra Busey
Physical Stats
Height (in feets) 5 Feet 11 Inches
Height (in meters) 1.82 m
Weight (in kgs) 75 KG
Weight (in lbs) 165.35 LBs
Bust Waist Hip N/A
Measurements 32-26-32
Hair Color Golden
Eye Color Blue
Shoe Size 13 US
Tatoo N/A
Father Delmer Lloyd Busey
Mother Sadie Virginia Arnett
Brother(s) David Busey
Sister(s) Carol Barraza
Garndfather N/A
Grandmother N/A
Sun Sign Cancer
Star Sign Cancer
Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality Cardinal Water
Highest Qulification N/A
University Kansas City University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University
College Coffeyville Junior College, A.A., Kansas State College of Pittsburg
High School Nathan Hale High School (Oklahoma)
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